Washington, DC 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of report (Date of earliest event reported)        December 1, 2016


Datawatch Corporation

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)



(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)


000-19960 02-0405716
(Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)


4 Crosby Drive  
Bedford, Massachusetts 01730
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)


(978) 441-2200

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)


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Item 5.02Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


(c)Appointment of Ken Tacelli as Chief Operating Officer


On December 1, 2016, Ken Tacelli was appointed as Datawatch’s Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Tacelli was previously the Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Datawatch. In addition to his on-going global sales responsibilities, Mr. Tacelli is now also spearheading marketing efforts to properly position Datawatch in the analytics market, expand awareness and generate leads for Datawatch’s market-leading data preparation solutions.









Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


  By: /s/ James Eliason  
  Name: James Eliason  
  Title: Chief Financial Officer  


Date: December 2, 2016